H.S. Extra: Chambersburg's Nate Reed does it all
Nate Reed had a busy day at State College on Wednesday.
While Chambersburg took a closer-than-expected loss to the Little Lions (83-67) in track & field, Reed scored nine team points for the Trojans.
He placed first in the javelin with his best-ever throw of 155-6, took second in the triple jump with a 41-8 effort and was third in the long jump (20-3). He also ran the opening leg on the 4x100 relay team.
Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said, "I'm going to suggest he try the decathlon in college. He does four events for us, and he handles it well."
At State College, the location for the javelin throw is about a half mile away from the jumping pits. Reed unleashed a good throw in his first effort and it was good enough to take the lead. So he headed back to the stadium to do the triple jump.
"By the time he got back, we found out he was now in second place in the javelin," Walker said. "So after he finished the triple jump, he ran back down to finish the javelin and had his best throw to win it."
TWO UNBEATENS: Just two weeks into the regular season, and Franklin-Fulton has two teams on the diamond that remain undefeated.
We will give you three guesses who they are, and the first two don't count.
The Chambersburg softball team is dominating opponents left and right, heading into week three with a perfect 5-0 record, and has played just two games to seven innings.
And while the Greencastle-Antrim baseball team had a tough three-game week, the Blue Devils remain unbeaten at 4-0.
The Lady Trojans have outscored opponents an astounding 63-13 and have scored less than 10 runs just once this season.
And although Greencastle is not dominating opponents quite as forcefully as Chambersburg softball (only outscoring opponents 47-13), the G-A baseball squad has racked up some big wins in the early goings. The Blue Devils won a pair of back-to-back Mid Penn Colonial Division games this week, and took down Chambersburg and West York to start the season with a bang.
IN CONTENTION: The James Buchanan boys tennis team earned a tight 3-2 win over Trinity on Wednesday to run its Mid Penn Colonial Division record to 4-1, with the only loss coming 3-2 to Bishop McDevitt.
"That was a good win because they're pretty strong 1-2-3 in singles," JB coach Terri Beegle said. "Our doubles teams are playing much better as far as strategy."
The Rockets are in the mix with East Pennsboro, Camp Hill and McDevitt for the division title, and were scheduled to play East Penn - the team Beegle thinks is the favorite - on Friday, although the weather was predicted to be less-than-stellar.
"We've had a lot of matches postponed already," Beegle said. "We have about 2 1/2 weeks before the Mid Penn tournament to get in nine matches."
WORKHORSE: Through five games so far this season, the Fannett-Metal softball team's most reliable player is easily the woman in the circle - Brooke Harris. She has earned decisions in all five outings this season, leading the Tigers to a 4-1 record as the team finds success early.
Fannett-Metal claimed its first three games of the season by one-run margins, and lost by one to Everett early this week - but the Tigers bounced back with a 14-3 victory in five innings over Southern Huntingdon on Wednesday.
NO-HIT BID: Franklin-Fulton had two reported no-hitters last week. The first was by Mercersburg Academy's Jayvien Sandridge, who threw seven no-hit innings while striking out nine batters and walking just two. His shutout performance on the mound led the Blue Storm to a 7-0 non-league win over Kiski School.
Chambersburg softball ace Laken Myers also threw a no-hitter last week against Franklin County rival Greencastle-Antrim, striking out nine batters in her seven-inning performance. Her efforts led the Trojans to a 6-0 win.